The Center offers classes and workshops to promote independent living, boost health and wellness, and provide opportunities for meaningful social connection.

We currently offer select evidence-based workshop series multiple times a year, monthly "Second Saturday Caregiver Education" and wellness workshops covering topics like vision, yoga, and stress reduction.

Most classes are free, low cost or offered on a sliding fee scale. Our evidence-based workshops are led by trained and certified Center staff or volunteers.

 

> View our Calendar of Events for the latest offerings.

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Evidence-Based Workshops: 1

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A Matter of Balance

Developed by Boston University and Maine Health’s Partnership for Healthy Aging, A Matter of Balance is: 

  • A 2 hour workshop held each week for 8 weeks

  • Designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults 

  • Developed to help participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. 

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers 
Powerful Tools for Caregivers provides caregivers with self-care tools to help take care of themselves while caring for a loved one. Developed by Stanford University, Powerful Tools is: 

  • A 2 hour workshop, held each week for 6 weeks 

  • Shown to positively impact caregiver health for a diverse group of caregivers including ethnic minorities, adult children of aging parents, and partners. 

  • For individuals at differing stages in their caregiving role, living situations, financial and educational backgrounds. 

​Other Evidence-Based Workshops & Programs Offered:

  • Paths to Faithful Caregiving

  • Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH)

  • ​Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

  • Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)​

  • Walk with Ease​